What Does Sierra Madre Mean?


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The word 'Sierra Madre' can trace its origin in the Spanish language where it is used to refer to the mother of mountain range. The meaning can be illustrated by fragmenting the combined meaning of the term.

In the Spanish language 'Sierra' is a word that conveys the idea of mountain range and particularly the word can be used for the mountain range that have jagged peaks. The second word 'Madre' refers to the mother, so the meaning that you can derive from the term is that of the mother of mountain range.

The word has its fame because it is attributed to the name of a mountain range that is extending from the southern Wyoming and the northern part of Colorado in the USA. The mountain has got its name because the Spaniards have ruled much of the parts of what is today the USA and that made the name to be in use.

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